What is MFI 2020?

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration (MFI 2020) is an international conference sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES).

When will MFI 2020 be held?

September 14 – 16, 2020 (Monday to Wednesday).

First day (Sept. 14) will be tutorials. Second and third day (Sept. 15 & 16) is the regular conference. Welcome reception is in the evening of the first day, Sept. 14. Banquet is on the evening of the second day, Sept. 15.

Special Issue in Sensors

Authors of high-quality submissions with good ratings will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the MDPI Journal Sensors.

Radar 2020

The week after MFI, there is the Radar 2020 Conference in Florence. Use this opportunity to visit two great conferences and see more of Europe.

O’zapft is! – Oktoberfest Munich (September 19 – October 4)

Use the opportunity to visit the Oktoberfest in Munich after MFI 2020. See http://www.oktoberfest.de/en for more details.

Visa Application

In case you need to apply for a visa to enter Germany, you may require a confirmation letter to confirm that you are registered as a participant of the conference. The MFI 2020 organizing committee has been in close contact with the Federal Foreign Office in Germany to be able to provide a simple and accessible way for you to obtain your a confirmation letter that will be accepted by your local embassy.

The Federal Foreign Office will tell the embassies to accept a digitally signed letter that will be provided by us. For this, the required personal information – full name, address, date of birth, gender and (if applicable) passport id – will be sent to the local embassy. Please note that we also need to know the embassy you have contacted or will contact in your visa application process.

To obtain your letter, you will have to submit some information. A form to supply your data will be available when the registration opens.

The Federal Foreign office has let us know that the participants should contact the embassies soon to be able to get a visa in time.

Important Deadlines

Paper Deadlines
Full paper submission May 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance June 15, 2020
Final paper submission and early registration July 1, 2020
Special Session Deadlines
Special session proposals March 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance April 15, 2020
Tutorial and Workshop Deadlines
Tutorial and Workshop proposals March 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance April 15, 2020

Location

Karlsruhe is a good place for sightseeing and for enjoying the beautiful scene, castle, and surroundings. The conference is held in the centrally-located IHK Haus der Wirtschaft, from which the castle, museums, and shopping districts are easily accessible. Located in the south-west of Germany, Karlsruhe is also a perfect starting point to visit not only Germany but also France and Switzerland.

Theme:

Taking Multi-Sensor Fusion to the Next Level: From Theory to Applications

Topics:

Theory:
Probability theory, Bayesian inference, nonlinear estimation, Dempster-Shafer, fuzzy sets, logic, machine learning, neural networks, distributed architectures
Sensors:
RGB cameras, depth cameras, radar and sonar devices, laser scanner, infrared sensors, IMU, gyroscopes
Algorithms for:
Tracking and localization, SLAM, perception, AI in robotics, cognitive systems, sensor registration, big data, sensor management, distributed sensor systems, recognition, visual servoing, learning by demonstration
Applications:
Sensor networks, multi-robot systems, distributed and cloud robotics, bio-inspired systems, service robots, automation, biomedical applications, autonomous vehicles (land, sea, air), manipulation planning and control, multifinger hands, micro/nano systems, surveillance, multimodal interface and human robot interaction, navigation, Internet-of-Things, smart cities, cyber-physical systems, Industry 4.0, search/rescue/audition, field robotics, swarm robotics, force and tactile sensing, surgical robotics, humanoids, soft-bodied robots